Book Reviews of A Necessary End (Inspector Banks, Bk 3)

A Necessary End (Inspector Banks, Bk 3)
A Necessary End - Inspector Banks, Bk 3
Author: Peter Robinson
ISBN-13: 9780380719464
ISBN-10: 0380719460
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Necessary End (Inspector Banks, Bk 3) on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Chief Inspector Banks is at it again here. The development of the characters in Robinsons series and the description of life in the raw is great
reviewed A Necessary End (Inspector Banks, Bk 3) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've read 5 books in this series and this was my least favorite so far. It's still a good story and I would recommend reading it if you are reading the series in order. Lots of characters that weren't really that interesting -
Hippie-like. The Inspector himself makes it worthwhile, though.
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#3 Inspector Alan Banks police procedural in which a policeman is killed during a supposedly peaceful anti-nuclear demonstration gone wrong. Was the copper killed in the heat of the violence of the demonstration as is first assumed, or did someone have a personal vendetta against him? It's up to Banks and crew as well as the haughty "Dirty Dick" Burgess, sent up to Yorkshire from London to find out.

I didn't like this one quite as much as the last--it seemed there were just too many of the same descriptions of lighting cigarettes and pouring this or that drink over and over and OVER again; not only Banks, but those he's with as well. I have no problem with the characters smoking or drinking, but we don't really need to read the details every time they light up or have a pint or a drink, do we? I think the book would have been about a third lighter with a few of those descriptions left out. LOL Still, an interesting entry the series--it wasn't enough to put me off it by any means, more an annoyance than anything--and one bonus was that I didn't figure out the mystery until the very end.
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Once I got to the middle of the book I started enjoying it. To me the book started out slow and I got confused on what exactly was going on but the author does a good job of tying all the ends together and now when I think about the book it was a good read. Just took a while to get into it....